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William D. Coventry research files

 Collection
Identifier: S4431

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of information gathered by William Coventry for his book Duluth's Age of Brownstone. Included is background information about the brownstone quarries of the Duluth area including the Chambers and Fond du Lac quarries; photographs of Duluth buildings made of brownstone; Duluth Brownstone Co. correspondence; a biography on Michael Chambers; and information on the Bayfield and Portwing Quarries. There is information on the Merritt family church; a photocopy of  The Building and Ornamental Stones of Wisconsin, 1898; information on quarries in the Lake Superior Region; the Traphagen house; Jacobsville Quarries; Endion Railroad Station; and 1 box of note cards for newspaper sources used in his book.

Dates

  • 1984-1986

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

William Dean Coventry was a physician, member of Nu Sigma Nu and Delta Upsilon, and a rower when a young man. He practiced medicine at the Duluth Clinic from 1929-1973. He served on the American College of Physicians and was president of the Minnesota Society of Internal Medicine. He is the author of the book Duluth’s Age of Brownstone, published by the St. Louis County Historical Society in 1987.

Extent

8.00 Linear Inches

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of information gathered by William Coventry for his book Duluth's Age of Brownstone.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
Title
Guide to the William D. Coventry research files
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526